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Work in Progress, "Mid-week Progress" Edition

>WIP Condensed OP Pastebin
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>Friendly Anon's Updated Pastebin
https://pastebin.com/gEQRRkFR

>Grimdark Compendium tutorials
https://mega.nz/folder/b8xjDCzR#_XvcaI9LnnOvTkvBa7Lzhg

>Making some awesome banners
https://robhawkinshobby.blogspot.com/2012/05/modeling-banners.html

>Recasting with Blue Stuff and LEGO bricks
https://mega.nz/#!OihwzSLR!yLIrbkeOm_zvEykMzj0HANGB1NFnT110J3GmzMW7LZQ

>Saint Duncan's "Six Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Painting"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufP8ka3KGno

>Darren Latham's 20 top tips for miniature painting success
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERXNObqeNb8

>Saint Duncan also explains thinning your paints
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxWgsqSf74s

>Learn to paint with an unlicensed doctor
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3WLHZP4fB6Psqp-AHRiSbBVv21PiCxn9

>Decal Like a Pro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYKLiEW7p9c

>Sculpt Viking Beards and Hair
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB3ojCR5yGs

>How to clean synthetic paintbrushes and fix hooked tips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcYRR3DEniU

>Weathering explained in 5 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sy2g5mQAYz4&pp=ugMICgJqYRABGAE%3D

>How to Paint Black NMM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kteTCNuqV0

>Combining Green Stuff with Milliput
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV-upCMEsPw

>Who's Johnny, she'd say, and smile in her special way
https://1d4chan.org/wiki/Johnny

>Previous Threads
>>86083251
>>86043658
>>86010515
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>>86112799
You ever tried to come back to the hobby after losing everything? Keep thinking where to start, keep thinking about the old memories and what I had. Enjoyed painting before a dark time in my life, think I might be associating with that.
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>>86112955
Yeah
It’s not the same
Tried scale models too
There’s no going back once you get old
still maybe it will…
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>>86112087
>>86112292
>>86109846
>>86109786
Are you all the same anon? You guys sound like you're both trying to dive into advanced techniques before mastering "above average tabletop quality." Slow down, take it easy, and keep painting miniatures to get that practice in.
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>glue small magnets under my 20mm bases as people commonly suggest.
>now several of my bases repel each other when I try to rank them up
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>>86112955
i have friend who tried 6 different faba and 40k armies back in the day and now says he wants to play but can´t afford an army so he would like to borrow one of mine
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>>86112955
What happened Anon?

I nearly lost my whole army once. Car got broken into while it was in my garage. Sometimes If I got home late from a match I'd just leave them on the backseat in my car. As it was in said garage. Something told me to take them out though that time, and wouldn't you know it my car got robbed that night...
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>>86112955
Think of a way that's easy for you to go.
Can you game regularly with family or friends?
Try a dungeoncrawler like Dungeon Saga, those are easily approachable for normies, cause they feel more like a classic boardgame than a wargame.
Do you have a store or preferably a friendly gaming group in your vicinity?
Find out what they are playing most of the time and if you like it, join them.
Want to simply model and paint your dudes?
Get into a skirmish game like Frost Grave or Necromunda and build and paint up a few warbands.
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I'm new at painting, and especially new at using contrast paints. I gave this guy a once-over with yellow (and bone on the "wings"). I think he looks pretty bad to be honest. Do you have any ideas for how to fix him, or at least make him look better or more interesting? I'm painting up some miniatures for a Dark Sun campaign which is why I figured that yellow might be cool. I only have the contrast paints from the Army Painter starter set, but I have a lot of normal paints too.

My impression is that I need to improve the legs somehow so the monster isn't just a yellow blob, but I am not sure. I'd love any input (especially if they don't rely on advanced techniques. I don't own an airbrush either).

Generally speaking though, I've been extremely happy with contrast paints. They're a godsent for people like me who paint up a lot of monsters in a reasonable tabletop quality.
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>>86113543
you could do some of this.
Give the parts you want distinguished a basecoat of a slightly darker/different color and put the contrast paint you used on the rest of the model over that.
Try using a dark wash in the recess between the back of the model and the belly/between legs and body.
Drybrush the while thing.
Pick out detail, like the "bone" parts of the wings, claws on eeh legs, mandibles, spikes, tail, etc.
Also:
It's not that bad, Anon.
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Post your pallettes
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>>86113682
Why though?
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>>86113543
See if your local hardware store sells ceramic tiles individually. Find a nice square one for metallics, washes, and contrast paints like the AP speedpaints you have.
Look up DIY wet palette tutorials.
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>>86113682
Don't have one. Used to use the lid of a glass jar I use as an ashtray (I'm a pipe smoker, so the ash is rather pungent, but I only throw it away when the jar is full because there are no butts), but I cleaned it some time ago.
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Damn you all are really bad at this mini painting thing, you'd think there would be at least a couple dudes who know what they're doing
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>86114085
Whom is grumpy this week? This is second thread I seen someone whinning about this? Did someone get kicked out of the shop for being an ass or something?
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>>86114104
It's Memes. Probably.
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>>86114085
I never claimed to be good or know what I am doing
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>>86114085
Y'all, it's spelled y'all.
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>>86112799
Tried my hand at a Reaper Minis mermaid. I like how the hair turned out, and the scales on the tail, but the face likes like it's been stretched a bit over her skull. Don't know if that's my paint job or just the model.
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>>86114174
>Don't know if that's my paint job or just the model.
at the risk of sounding rude: it's definitely the paintjob. Her eyes don't even look int the same direction. She doesn't just look drunken, she looks like hammered shit.
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gonna start making some modular river boards for my Nam project. anyone know of any cheaper alternatives to the water resin from woodland scenics/AK? I want these to be fairly large rivers so buying all the resin I want from them would be too expensive, but I don't wanna totally cheap out and make something that wouldn't resemble real water. preferably something brownish green, or something that can be mixed with tints.
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>>86114483
Smoke acrylic sheet
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>>86114501
can you explain this process in more detail? just buy acryllic sheets and throw em in a smoker?
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>>86112799
Started work on the dress. I'll work first to add a lot of cloth texture, then I'll blend it all in and I'll add a lot more shade. This is the first time I actually started from a mid tone.
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>>86114085
There's at least 4 really good people here. >>86114174
The model is not great, it's heroic scale so of course it looks weirdly proportioned. The painting isn't bad enough to truly ruin it. It's decent.
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Is the big snipper too much?
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>>86115101
What is it supposed to be, a grox gelder?
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>>86114085
Post models
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>>86115119
A servitors for HH.
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>>86115212
Looks like a futuristic fucking machine.
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My first Slayer from a new dwarf project. Pretty happy so far.
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>>86115278
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>>86115278
Please assume the position
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>>86114895
she looks fucked up on drugs. I think it's something with the eyes.
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>>86113543
If you only have the army painter contrast knockoffs there's nothing stopping you putting a few more more layers on select areas. Try using the bone over the yellow on the legs, water down the red a bit and put some on the "fins" where they meet the body (but maybe not on the spines supporting the fins). Maybe put some brown on the big back scales, leaving the spines yellow.
To get the most from what you have try mixing them, either letting one layer dry before trying another, or applying different tones wet to see how they blend. The more you try the more things you'll discover that you like.
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>>86115365
Come on man it is not that crazy....
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>>86115471
I was looking for a place to insert something, but I guess if you look at it that way....
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>>86115471
Well I guess I'm glueing it in place and calling him drilldo
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>>86114501
it is pre tinted acrylic sheet
i think he means to just cut in shape and paint the bottom if you want and boom instant river with some added visual depth
t.eri
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>>86115471
kinky
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>>86115593
wrong post
>>86114556
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>>86114483
>gonna start making some modular river boards for my Nam project
If you are doing a modular piece similar to pic related all you need to do is cover the top with gloss varnish. No need for resin at all. People also like to use yacht varnish for railroad layouts.
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>>86112182
>>86112292
I took this photo to try to illustrate the point about not needing a small size brush. left is a 000, right is a number 4. I do actually prefer the number 2 though for the majority of my painting. The only time I use a smaller brush is when I physically cannot fir the number 2 into a space. Smaller brushes dry out way to fast for painting eyes which makes it very frustrating cause they dont hold enough water in the belly. A single longer hair is actually a feature seen even on expensive brushes, its called a guide hair.
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Quite happy with how this little lad came out, will be quite useful in the future when in need of some dragon
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>>86115923
looks cute, might need to make an evil dragon too
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>>86114483
Resin is resin as far as I know, you can probly get some at your local hardware store. Check out the stuff people like to use for making those cool counter tops where they fill a large cracked piece of wood, you can buy it in the gallons at home depot. Maybe get a single pot of the good stuff to put on the very top?
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Hand sculptors a question, it's obvious with painting that there are some things that hobbyists generally consider easier or harder to paint up right (armor good, eyes hard, etc), but what would you say is easier or harder to sculpt and model from scratch in the first place?
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>>86115962
This one can work as an evil dragon for sure, it's just you know, sci-fi evil where it's white that is evil, but I have got another one of these garden ornaments, I probably gonna do purple and black on that one
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>>86116045
smooth bits without fingerprints. anything involving a brush or soft tool to manipulate green stuff.
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>>86070803
>>86080774
So on a wim while I was in the art store I saw this and bought it, I dont know why I havn't tried it before but now that I have it I suspect that GW must have contracted with gorilla glue because the bottles are very, very similar. What made the citadel glue bottle so good was the built-in metal pin in the tip of the cap, which prevented clogging. The gorilla glue has the same metal pin. Compare this to loctite 401 which has a shitty plastic pin which naturally broke off inside the bottle.
The gorilla glue was 6 dollars too for 15ml. Pretty good price. The loctite was 11 dollars for 20ml.
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>>86114895
>>86115429
She is missing the top of her skull, common beginner mistake when drawing. Apparently when sculpting too it seems. It makes the eyeslook weird like they are in the wrong position
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>>86115429
Nothing that I can see in the way I painted them. Here's a close up, I think I positioned them well and the size is also good for what I can tell
>>86116683
This might be it, although I didn't notice until now. This is even done by a very experienced sculptor in terms of how many he made and how much they sell.
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>>86116683
this person of color gets it

>>86116721
can't be unseen
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>>86116832
Damn nigga I'm glad I'm done with the face because I really can't unsee her microcephaly.
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>>86116832
Just sculpt on some more hair?
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>>86117244
If only I could sculpt busts. Guess this might be doable, but really I've never sculpted anything.
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>>86116299
As that's something you dread when sculpting or something you look forward to?
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>>86117299
I mean hair is probably the easiest part to get right through trial and error. Id say just put some masking around the face to protect it and give it a try. Worst case is you just pick it all off.
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You have 10 seconds to show me bone white paint that covers well or you're mum will die in her sleep tonight.
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>>86117465
There are a trillion different bone white colors. I really like vallejo pale sand but I don't know if that's what you're looking for.
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>>86117465
ushabti bone?
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>>86117510
>>86117520
I don't know, do they cover well? Serves me right, I trusted Vallejo Game Color.
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Well, he's in England this time... eBay item #295229711922
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>>86117570
pale sand covers pretty well
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>>86117640
What happened to his face?
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>>86113543
I think a major part of your displeasure might be due to the model choice. I might just be projecting, but in my experience Nolzur's miniatures just look like shit, especially with contrast paints. The mold lines are hard to trim and eventually you say fuck it, their "primed" models are sometimes still hydrophobic. The only thing I'll say is some of the sculpts are decent and the plyable plastic is great for gaming, though that still backfires, as it is not the best for painting and the plastic has memory, sometimes stuck at weird bends out of the box.
My suggestion would be to try a different Remorhaz sculpt, and paint it the same way. I guarantee you'll be happier with it.
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Are the new "white" brushed from Citadel better or the same or worse than their previous, natural bristles ones?
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>>86117640
In ass condition but I don't own one yet so I'll probably go for this lad
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>>86118019
Lookin good man, what’s the red on the axe?
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>>86118939
The head has white scar under with a Flesh Tearers/Blood Angels red and the handle is Leadbelcher with the two reds following.
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For casting with blue stuff would putting it in the fridge after making my mold help it solidify faster?
I think that’s fine but I don’t want to find out that blue stuff crumbles to dust below room temperature or something.
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>>86117570
I think? I paint my bone with rakarth flesh > agrax > ushapti bone > deepkin flesh. Never had any issues.
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>>86117845
>What happened to his face?
Lazy painting. The owner wanted to have a white dashed line down his face, so he painted a white stripe and then crossed the white stripe at intervals with black ... a black which did not match the black on the rest of the model.
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These squid are a lot of fun.
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>>86117465
i fucking love reaper bones 9432 desert sand for my bone base. you can go light midtone for bleached or dark wash for dirty.
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Gave my 3 other models an oil wash now I just have to wait 12h then I can clean up and set some highlights. hard to photograph because they are so shiny.
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>>86119019
Chilling/freezing blue stuff is a normal thing to do. Folks prechill parts of their molds all the time so that the first half doesn't get deformed when making the second half, etc.
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Working on this dudesman. What do you think wip, how do I take it to the next level?
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>>86120368
Maybe a few more highlights, but overall it's very good. The axe is fantastic.
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>>86113714
Please do not post this abomination ever again
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>>86115574
>drilldo
My sides
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>>86113356
Kek. No, magnetize you storage. On model bases put a metal disk. If youre in europe, a 5 cent piece is the perfect size. In the states find some slugs or something. Gives a nice weight to models without sticking to anything you dont want.
Ethereal here is done-ish. Here, smell this gue'la and report to the nearest re-education camp.
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Going for an ultra pale look but I feel like it reads too pink. Should I add in some purple/grey or what?
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>>86113533
Brilliant scene, ruined by your freehand. Print the sign, anon and this will be amazing.
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I want to try the AK streaking grime meme for some VetGuard. Do I varnish them before slapping that shit on?
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>>86120658
No just get your grime on buddy. Enamels do not interact with acrylics, and neither do mineral spirits. Vaya con dios
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>>86120650
I disagree, I think the freehand is fine. Love necromunda, nice work
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>>86120368
The skin needs more color.
Your photo looks underexposed.
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>>86120797
Yeah its underexposed, ill take a better pic tomorrow. I agree on the skin, but I might filter it with the airbrush later, when I know what I want to do there. Thanks anon!
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>>86114085
Post models
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>>86115327
Clean. The beard is crisp af, nice job
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>>86115327
Nice, avatars of war?
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Is the purple cloth looking okay so far?
Also god damn this blue does not want to stick to the primer for some reason, I need to go over it again neatly in the morning.
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>>86121640
needs more contrast between the shadows and highlights, it looks quite flat at the moment
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making a little more progress on these.
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>>86114134
*youse
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>>86120638
what the fuck, did you just paint cleavage onto the cloth?
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>>86120650
>>86120712
I second that freehand is fine, it looks like a hand made sign, as you might expect in such a locale. It doesn't ruin it, it enhances it. Anon 650 has no taste whatsoever.
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>>86114085
Post models
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>>86122428
lance looking fresh, the scheme feels very military with the base and the white highlights feel very sci fi. I don't know too much about BT other than I played some mechwarrior in the past but are these from a particular faction or their own deal?
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>>86116088
Even in DND, white dragons are evil.
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>>86122920
Apart from the technology base, not a whole lot of mechs in BT are exclusive to any one faction.
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>>86123081
That's not what I mean, I just mean like the scheme, and these specific mechs pictured, are they meant to be for a particular faction or are they "your dudes".
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>>86123101
They're St. Ives Compact.
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When the combat patrol doesn't give you bits for a balefire acolyte you make your own. What do you think lads?
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>>86123151
Neat, I looked them up and see they are no longer in existence in the lore, so I'm guessing this is before they were conquered?
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>>86123244
Yeah, this group is mainly for late succession wars games, but they still exist later on as they rejoined the confederation.
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>>86115917
> bought the 000 brush
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>>86123984
theres nothing wrong with that. richard gray almost exclusively uses 00 brushes. and as you can tell from this picture, he does pretty damn good work.
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>>86122886
Thrift store models aren't skanky enough, I had to take artistic liberty
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>>86124222
You could have at least done some sculpting or sanding, this just looks like shit bro.
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>>86124274
Well damn, maybe I will then jeez
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>>86124427
Look on the bright side, this is an opportunity to make them bigger.
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>>86124440
I was actually thinking some modeling clay would be fun for other details as well. Horns, feathers, maybe fill out the dress where it should be tighter...
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>>86123231
Looks very nice to me. The book is the star, the tentacles and hand bit players.
Honestly I originally thought the sculpting looked a bit clumsy, but that reflects more on my taste than on your work. Your painting has really elevated it. Bravo!
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>>86114895
I always see you post this and I'm always confused as to how this is related to /tg/.

Like it seems more like a bust you would be putting on a shelf. Not something you're gonna use in a game.
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>>86114556
Yeah, sorry.
Acrylic sheet in a smoke color. Its a translucent hazy brown, and glossy. It has the look of muddy dark water. Using it as a base for a board is the cheapest solution by far. You can apply water effects to the top of the sheet and paint to the bottom, if you want, to give the illusion of depth or current
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>>86124662
Thanks anon. This is my first time sculpting something other than random crap on bases so I can see where you're coming from, I'm not completely happy with the suction cups but they were a total bitch to make at this scale and I think they're serviceable. I feel like I need to go and pick up a set of those silicon tipped shapers to push things around smoothly, working with hard tools made some jagged surfaces that were kind of a bitch to smooth out.
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>>86124865
weird post man, or are you just very new to the hobby?
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>>86124865
this thread is for all miniature related painting stuff, which includes bigger figures and busts. its not like theres an alternate board/thread for it.
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>>86125085
I've been told scale models (as in tanks and ships) go into /toy/. I think it's sometimes gets a little leeway here?
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>>86112799
KROOT MEN! ASSSSSEMBLE!
Here they are, the new Kroot from Kill-Team. They're all assembled, mostly. I might glue on a few more little bits of sprue junk to it, to look like little bits of rubble. The Gunner has not had his weapon and arms glued on because I want to give the weapon some attention and not cover up all the details. I left the arms and head off of the poncho Kroot Warrior because I REALLY want to paint that poncho and give it a lot of attention. I'll give it some nice vibrant patterns. Maybe some Native American or South American patterns.

I also sliced away the tactical rock the leader dude was standing on, and replaced it with a jawless genestealer skull from the Ciatdel Big Box o' Skulls. (This is actually one of the top five things Games Workshop has ever made and it has extreme value, you NEED at least one box of this.) I'm not sure if I want to add more skulls under the leader dude, but maybe I'll add some stuff to the other bases. I do plan to put a Kroot skull somewhere on one of the Navy Breacher's bases.

The Kroot dudes here come with a pretty large amount of extra bits and stuff. Blades, pouches, grenades and chunks of meat, a couple of human hands on a hook, it's great!
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>>86115917
Thank you anon I am the one who was asking those questions and you answered them beautifully.
>guide hair
I thought it was an IRL bug but actually it is an IRL feature for a product.
Thanks again.
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When cleaning up mold lines, does it have to be super smooth or just good enough?
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Has anyone used these army painter dry brushes?

I got them because I was told they’re better than make up brushes for dry brushing but the smallest size one just sheds hairs constantly, they just slide right out of the ferrule. Did I get a defective batch or is this just what they’re like ?

Either way does anyone have any recommendations for a smaller size make up style Drybrush ?
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>>86125213
Tanks are ok, planes danger zone and trains/ships are bannable offenses
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>>86120797
New day, new photo with better light
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>>86125729
sounds defective, I had the same set and they barely shed. the best ones are going to be from monument hobbies or artis opus. artis opus sells a super small one as well which I've used a few times, super good. The hair quality on both are better than army painter.
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>>86125746
Very nice painting skills.
However it lacks harmony.

Let me explain, the skin, the metals, the leather, theyre all great on its own.
But as a group, they dont feel like they belong to the same piece, theres no atmosphere or a feeling of an environment.

Of course, these things are advanced painting techniques but I think you've reached the point where you must start taking these things in consideration if you want to increase your painting skills beyond your current level.
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What's a good set of brushes to start out with? I'd like something that isn't too pricey but won't be curling constantly like the cheapo brush I got off a learn-to-paint kit from Reaper.
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>>86125983
thanks for the feedback anon, I appreciate it. The piece is still wip so Ill try to take your feedback into account
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>>86126162
Just grab a set of cheap synthetics from your local crafts store. Yes, they're going to curl, fray, or whatever but you won't be breaking bank. After they die you can use them for dirty work. After that, you can get yourself a nice sable brush or two once you're more comfortable.
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>>86125001
Not sure how its a weird post. I'm just generally curious how its related to /tg/ Like idk the background of the bust. Is it for a game or some shit.
>>86125085
Same to you. How is a bust related to a Traditional game. Don't see you using it in some kind of table top game.
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Hey /wip/! Just getting to a good stopping point this evening on my first HQ for my necrons. Working on the technomancer. Paint and dry brush work is done. I have the base left to finish with color work, and black crackle medium. Then I will apply a purple/blue color shift paint to the black areas!
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>>86126222
checked
looking cool anon!
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>>86126187
Alright, fair enough, guess you get what you pay for with brushes. Thank you for the reply.
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How important is adding varnish to painted minis? Would picking up and moving around them during play really strip the paint from them? I actually fear that if I would apply varnish, I would be unable to remove paint and redo everything in the future because I'm never satisfied with quality of what I do.
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>>86126248
very important if you're happy with them and gaming. it won't necessarily strip the paint right away, but after a bunch of usage you will see it. varnish does not stop paint from being removed by chemicals. you can also paint on top of varnish.
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>>86125735
What. How is a model train more of a toy than Warhammer minis?

>>86124865
Same, man. I always imagine some crazy cat lady painting shit like busts.
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>>86126214
who cares
the thread is about general miniature painting and a lot of stuff here isn't even used in gaming. plenty of people here paint and give feedback on the busts. things like cyoag aren't related to traditional games either.
>>86126287
the best painters in the business paint busts. its pushing mini painting into a medium scale.
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>>86126312

>Who cares.

I imagine a lot of folks.

Like the other Anon mentioned. if you ain't paining minis, or TG related shit then go to Toy. If you can't go there then fuck off. I don't come to WIP to look at people's non related art projects. I want the good, the bad and the ugly of /tg/ so fuck off to reddit or tumblr with your non related art project.
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>>86126312
Like I said, weirdo territory.
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>>86126362
Not everyone is a nigger without painting skills like you, m8
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Guys I thought we agreed that acting ignorant isnt a good troll. Although I can see some people took the bait so I guess go on, take this retarded shit to its natural conclusion
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>>86124865
Most people who paint miniatures to a good standard paint them for the sake of shelves. I don't really game, almost ever. I played one game of Infinity this year.
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>>86124865
Lurk moar newfag, and STFU in the meantime.
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>>86126362
>>86126363
people have been posting these things for years, fuck off newfags
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>>86126470
So? It's still unrelated. Same with the Johnny and SS reddit faggotry, fucking go back already.
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>>86126489
You really need to wake up. Nowadays, 4chan is the website that people get told to return to.
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>>86126489
Low effort bait
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>>86124865
>Like it seems more like a bust you would be putting on a shelf. Not something you're gonna use in a game.
By that logic, I shouldn't be allowed to post my Warhammer models, since I don't actually play games with them.
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So we can post oil paintings on canvas here, right?
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Hey, just getting into Deathwatch and very new to painting. This is my first model, one of my lieutenants. I'm pretty happy with my progress today, tomorrow will be looking for little missed spots. I don't have a good light-colored shade for doing edge highlights yet, but it's on the list. C&c always welcome.
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>>86126489
Silence, child. You have already made it abundantly clear that you are in the wrong thread. And board, for that matter.
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One time I tried posting a model to /ic/. They immediately said its trivial to paint because the shading happens automatically on a 3D canvas and you dont have to worry about proportions. I tried explaining about shading but there was no understanding or interest.
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>ITT: sime low-grade b/ reject arrives on tg/ with a weak-ass bait, locals still take it like schmucks
Seriously lads, I expected more from you
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>>86126489
> shitting on Johnny
Way to out yourself, tourist.
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>>86126531
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>>86126522
You are a disingenuous faggot but yes, please. God knows you can't find paintings on /ic/.
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>>86126551
> being this assmad over something trivial
> telling others to touch grass
Post something /tg/ related or fuck off.
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>>86120650
>>86120712
>>86122893
>>86113533
Have a few more pics of the drinking hole I made for one of the Orlock's territories.
From trash and a few Bulkheads.
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>>86126531
When was this? Current /ic/ is a fucking mess right now.
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>>86126579
Posters are cutouts from supermarket flyers.
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>>86126587
Glasses are cut from those modular drinking straws you can get in every dollar store.
I know they are too big yea, but whatever.
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>>86126587
>>86126579
Got any grand plans? I think graffiti on the outer walls would work nicely.
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>>86126586
like a year ago, I stopped going there

>>86126587
fucking sick man, is it for a campaign?
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>>86126592
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>>86126601
Yea, the current wife campaign.
I plan on building a few more territory specific pieces.
>>86126596
I got Graffiti on the other buildings I made, maybe I'll ad some.

Those pin-ups in the pic are cutout from ads in Hustler Magazine.
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>>86126578
Already did in this very thread. Now throw your busts in the trash, you nigger.
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>>86126625
busted in your mom and dad, freak
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>>86126625
Seething is not /tg/ content.
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>>86126625
Fuck off already, tourist
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>>86126625
>you nigger
b/ just called, they don't exactly want you back but are just too embarassed to leave you running lose. It's time to go back to your containment board and leave the normal folk in peace.
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>>86126362
I only said scale models usually go into /toy/, because it seemed they would be more helpful to the anon who asked. I also said nothing about busts.
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>>86117570
>I trusted Vallejo Game Color
Me too. I looked at it like a good alternative to Citadel paints at the LGS because that's what it sold as an alternative to Citadel paints.

Anyways the place plans to clearance sale the pre-reformulation paints for a dollar a pot when the reformulation is out. I might pick up the new black paint from that line to see if Vallejo fixes it from being a glossy mess of a bottle.

What are the other notably bad paints from the VGC line? And who here is willing to test to see if they are fixed?
I know one anon here mentioned that bone white is bad.
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>>86126362
>I imagine a lot of folks.
You imagine wrong, gaylord lmao
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>>86126677
Different anon, but I got a lot of help and friendly advice on /tg/ about painting models, Gunpla in particular, much more than on /m/, which sometimes simply keeps repeating "advices" without understanding them (like telling to apply gloss varnish over paint before doing panel lining or applying washes in general but not understanding why) or straight out rejecting brush painting "because it will never be as good as airbrush and stop being poorfag".

Then again, I don't straight out ask about Gunpla, just about painting techniques and problems.
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>>86115327
>Square base dwarf
>Avatar of War Berserkers
Good taste anon.
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>>86119013
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>>86126713
>What are the other notably bad paints from the VGC line?
Yellow, very light greys, and whites. But those are the typically bad for every paint line. Has there been released information on when the reformulated VGC paints will hit shelves? I couldn't find anything.
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>>86126849
>>86120638
>most well adjusted bust painters
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>>86112799
What's the status on /SS/?
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>>86126861
it's september my nigga
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>>86126865
>>86126861
Form in October confirmed.
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>>86126865
>>86126872
Ah, alright. So, in a couple of weeks from now.
Thank you.
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>>86126849
BDSM slave Rei?
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>>86126522
Of course. They serve as wonderful inspiration, teach miniature painters how to be better and provide nourishment for the soul while giving us a goal to strive for.
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>>86126849
Got me about thirteen Xv15 Stealth suits im working on. Due to work I've only managed to work on one a night this week, but I'll have all weekend to get them done. I'll post pics when my phone is done charging.
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>>86126861
I’m going to off load all my minis 300$ of recasts and 200$ of plastic for some lucky anon
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>>86127518
I'm going to print out the new Durgin Paint Forge 75mm diorama models and throw in some extra goodies.
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Trying to tie it together and make it a bit more coherent before moving to detailing
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>>86127544
i think the wristband stands out in a bad way, the lighting on it seems incredibly stark compared to the rest of the model
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>>86127596
The metal one?
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>>86121156
>>86126805
Yep, Avatars of War.
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>>86126849
Finishing up my Pin Up Contest mini.
Not that happy with the sword.
Anything else I could improve on?
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>>86127630
Yes
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>>86125735
What if youre using them for a game tho?
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>>86121857
Thanks anon, this helped a lot.
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>>86127874
You play games often anon? With all your friends? Having a good time? Putting some snacks out, maybe order dinner together after? Creating core memories and forging lifelong relationships?
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>>86127696
The sword looks kinda messy, as if she cut herself on it. Really like the skin tone and the skulls beneath her.
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>>86126849
post more
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>>86127696
Just clean up the panty/skin lines, looks like their is some spillover.
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>>86127696
This >>86129202
You need to line and shade the folds in the skin better, your wash has dried pretty messily under the booba and around the fingers.
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>>86115101
Yes but it's absolutely hilarious. Imagine fighting that? It'd be terrifying
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>>86129202
>>86129276
Thanks. I did the wash with oil, so fixing those parts should be simpel.
I don't know with sword. Maybe I'll start over for a fourth time. But it just looks too messy. I wanted to have glowing effect but the shade is terrible.
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>>86127696
The speedrun starts now for me
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>>86129589
God Speed Anon.
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>>86129501
Not my work, but I take inspiration from this power sword.
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>>86128424
Not as often as I'd like but yeah. My friend got an armored train for doing pulpy historicals action and i dont think it's banworthy if he posts it here.
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>>86130096
Does he call it "rolling stock" and talk about gaugues? Otherwise he might be OK
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Reposting the wizard
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Alright, I have repaired my dude and have taken some new photos. Really went into it, tried to scrim off the back board from any bleed through. I ended up using some grey foam for the base instead of black cardstock cause it helped my phone with exposing the model properly (I think mostly by reflecting some extra light back upwards cutting down the shadows. The only post processing was to try to get the exposure between all pictures (mostly number 3) cause the sun (my only light) changed.
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what is the philosophy behind putting highlights next to a recess on black armor (usually shoulder pad)? enhancing the ridge detail or an actual light phenomena?
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>>86130687
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiaroscuro

makes it read better visually
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Love me genestealers
Simple as
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>>86130630
Fucking sick anon, the work paid off!
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>>86130630
Looks fantastic, you did well with it
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>>86130996
>>86131011
Thanks! I need to work on a more stable photo setup so its not so fiddly. But I think I will get back to working on my space mangs first. While I was at the art store I grabbed this fatty brush that I want to try drybrushing with.
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Should I push myself to paint each day, even if I feel tired and sad? I know it might sound stupid but it takes me so long to paint single mini and I still have lots to paint left that I constantly feel like skipping days after days will only make me finish in year or worse.
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>>86131280
Depends on why you are feeling sad and tired? Do you find painting a chore? Would some monotony (like basecoating a squad or something) help you feel more relaxed. Sometimes I paint just a single coat before I feel done, so thats all I do. It is nice to always have made a little bit of progress, even if all I did was slather on agrax earthshade. Do you have a wet pallet (redgrass games ones is what I have) that can keep paint going for days? I find that really helps because all I have to do is open my pallet and unscrew the cap off my water jar and I am ready to go. I also have a little spray bottle which I can mist the pallet with if its feeling a little tacky.
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>>86130793
>use of contrasts of light to achieve a sense of volume in modelling three-dimensional objects and figures.
though so, thanks and thanks for the fancy term for me read upon!
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>>86125735
>>planes are in the danger zone.
in the year when topgun 2 came out.
heh.
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>>86131374
It's actually deep question. At some point I want to feel happy about painting but I instead feel uneasy and constantly worried about mistakes I do and how overall quality is not good enough and far from perfect and I don't know how to improve and I'm afraid I won't be able to unless somebody would show me face to face how. I heard about recommendation to avoid painting while tired but I'm always tired - pretty much can start doing something at 7 or 8pm due to arriving home usually at 6pm. And hands are usually shaking badly, sometimes they stop but usually when I have to stop painting anyway. Also, tried leaving wet pallet (sealed, homemade) overnight but it started to smell of fungus.
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>>86126362
Anon if you want heavily moderated and curated content, unironically go to reddit. We're here to have fun.
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>>86131448
A mindset that really helped me get passed this feeling was knowing that nothing can stop me from going back in and working on or touching up a model later on, even years after. You are always going to improve, and models you paint now just cannot be as good as the ones you paint later on having learned more. Your thing about learning sounds like a block. There are tons of resources online to improve and learn about new techniques. But there are also plenty of people who do in person classes on this stuff, but they do cost money and time depending on where you are located. Maybe try painting things repeatedly, like how people practice calligraphy by writing letters over and over again.

My pallet does have a musky smell, but really its not going to harm anything. If it bothers you, store it in the fridge and it will go way longer before you need to clean it. I paint like a single dude every 3 weeks, so thats about how often I clean it.
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>>86126362
Post models.
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Will flow aid enhance the usability of shitty craft paints? When thinned to the degree of hobby paint they have almost no coverage and clump in the brush strokes.
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>>86126849
>>86120638
Truly, the da Vincis of our time.
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>>86131920
>When thinned to the degree of hobby paint they have almost no coverage and clump in the brush strokes.
that is probably because the pigment density is different as well.
The cheapest paints use the cheapest ingredients and the cheapest methods to turn them into paint. That is not to say that they don't have their uses (like scenery and tables) but if you want to do fine detail work it usually is worth investing into higher quality paints.
If you are doing freehand script on purity seals and the like you'll get much better results if you use ink instead of paint as well for example.
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>>86126620
current wife? you got another campaign when married to a different woman?
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>>86132143
one for each side of town obviously.
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Wippy bippy on this reaper pit fiend
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>>86130382
Looks cool!
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Hey /wip, I want to paint the Mk VI shoulderpad studs to be jewels, any suggestions on how to paint such an effect?
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>>86132181
One for each faction my Dude.
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>>86132224
I'd google "how paint eldar gems" And prep for the fact that you are basically painting lenses, so its going to take forever.
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>>86132224
Just be lazy like me and use the gemstone technical.
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>>86132224
You basically need to decide where the lightsource is and add the pin highlight on the outside and the reflection in the socket to the gem.

However, these are meant to be bonding studs and turning them into gems is a little too girly even for emperor's children imo.
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>>86132224
depends on what kind of jewels you want. the above anon is correct in that if you want to paint them all to be a proper jewel look like the pic I posted, its going to take forever. you could also alternatively use the soulstone blue/waystone green/spiritstone red paints from games workshop. For this you basically just paint silver and then put the technical paint on top of it.
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Can drybrushing get "too dry"?
Dunno if i need to use a wet palette for drybrushing too (seems counterproductive) but when i reach the light application stage my paint flies off the brush like dust or rouge, is that supposed to happen?
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>>86132402
I might just do this. Less labor-intensive, thanks for the tip!
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>>86132558
I mean it's paint, it'll dry on the brush eventually. You don't want to use a wet palette with dry brushing, if it's even slightly too thin it'll smear. Thicker is better in this case.
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>>86126362
Wrong
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>>86132668
remember to finish with gloss varnish.
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>>86132697
I mean it's flying off in a cloud when i drybrush.
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Does anyone know a brand that makes a good reasonably bright orange that isn't a fucking nightmare to work with?

Citadel troll slayer is so translucent it needs like 200 coats and fixing mistakes is a God damn pain, and citadel jokaero orange is muddy and chalky, even after applying some thinner to it. How a paint can be thin and smooth and still go in chalky is fucking beyond me but it manages to somehow do it.

I'd like to he able to paint orange but I feel like I'm really fighting the paint here.
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>>86133126
Try the new Citadel Magmadroth Flame contrast paint. This is after one coat over white. It really looks great and vibrant.
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Any recommendations for this kind of pale green metallic? I was thinking of putting one of the green shades/contrasts from citadel over some generic silver, but if anyone has experience I would appreciate it.
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>>86133126
The Gryphhound Orange contrast + Fuegan Orange shade slapped on looks pretty good too.
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>>86129589
Some progress today. I over estimated my ability to paint honey

>>86129720
Thanks Anon
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GSW paints any good? looking for some fleshy colours to practice with
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>>86129589
You procrastinated too?
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>>86133444
Forgot pic.
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>>86133421
It's not every day that something in /wip/ makes me horny and yet here we are
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>>86133405
I'd just use regular paints, like from the vallejo model range, but if you are set on metallic paints there is stuff like this
https://scale75.com/en/metal-n-alchemy-range/295-emerald-alchemy.html.

If you want to mix your own I'd say you'll get more even colors if you mix the metal and contrast before you apply it to the model.
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>>86133444
>>86133455
I did lol. My initial plan was to paint Aya and make a little bedroom diorama. But I stopped myself before it got way over my head.

Good luck to you, brother
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>>86126586
Are they getting dunked on by AI or something else?
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>>86133405
Glazing Orruk Flesh over silver, maybe??
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>>86126808
>he advanced through the land of hot fudge sundae
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>>86113543
Dry brushing a bone colour lightly over the yellow and bone colour would look pretty great imo
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>>86133405
The new ap speed paint over silver looks exactly like that.
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>>86133444
>>86133643
Glad i'm not the only one.
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>>86115101
>not sure of the clamps
Sounds like someone wants to get clamped
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>>86124040
Richard gray is one of the best if not the best miniature painter in the game. It's not really fair to Richard or anon to compare them to each other.
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>>86126187
You can sometimes save hooked synthetics by swishing the tip in some boiling water and hanging them to dry with the tips facing downwards. It's usually not worth it unless you've got a favorite brush that isn't available outside a multipack or something.
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>>86133815
not a comparison, but a lot of people rag on 00 and 000 brushes as if they're completely useless garbage and that they should only use big/medium sized ones. but its all about your style of painting.
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>>86126248
I'd say every miniature could use varnish at some step whether to lock down colours, help washes flow, add durability against wear or more aggressive chemicals in later painting steps. Generally gaming minis see a lot of handling and the varnish step is important for durability reasons. Display minis usually see some sort of varnish work at some point to unify or change the glossiness of the finished model or piece of the model.
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>>86133836
People suggest using brushes with bigger bellies because your average painter is less aware of the rate their paint is drying on the tip of their brush. A wider belly allows a less confident painter more time to work and therefore cuts down on the importance of refreshing your brush.
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>>86133371
>>86133415
those look good but honestly the contrast workflow is kind of exactly in the direction of the types of paints that im trying to avoid. they are even more translucent and difficult to work with, you cant do regular layering techniques with them and mistakes are even more of a pain to fix than just a thin standard paint. im also not a huge fan of that semi gloss contrast finish so many of them seem to have.

i'll keep those in mind but i really would just like a regular paint that goes on smooth, covers decently well, and can be mixed and thinned when needed
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>>86134444
try ak 3rd gen paints, they're pretty damn good. sergio calvo uses them almost exclusively now, as well as jose da vinci.
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>>86134507
Are they hard to find? I know the AK basing pastes cam be tricky to find and expensive to ship, at least in the US
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Hey dudes, anyone here have experience with Army Painter stuff? I've just got back into painting and bought one of their boxes to get me started, and I'm making myself paranoid. Whenever I add a drop of water to try to thin their paint down, it just feels too weak and watery to me - does their current shit actually need thinning?

Also, all the stuff they packaged with the paints mentions that the dropper bottles have a bunch of medium stored in the spout that I need to drip out before using, but none of them have actually seemingly had that in. Has it all blended with the paints in transit and pre-thinned them or something?
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>>86134564
I get all my stuff from michtoy. they sell everything from ak, I've gotten a bunch of their pastes and paints from them. they are more expensive than on the ak official website but you also don't have to wait nearly as long.
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>>86134579
I have a little bit of experience with army painter. their paint is weak and watery most of the time anyways. Maybe add less water, maybe just soak up your brush with a little bit of water and try that. I wouldn't really recommend using them without thinning since pretty much all paint needs to be thinned at least a bit. but you can also testdrive it on a mini you don't care about and see if theres texture or anything like that.
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>>86134601
Huh, thats neat, I used to live a couple blocks from their store. I'll have to check em out
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>>86126222
Color shift applied. Base finished. Makes a big difference! Technomancer Done. Onto the Overlord!
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>>86134579
I like some of their primers but I hate the paints themselves
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>>86133455
Man, fuck me, I oversprayed. What's the recommended primer stripper for hard plastic again? And should I scrub it off completely? Because I'm using 70% isopropyl and there's some dark stains.
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Calling these finished.
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>>86135870
Nice
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My balefire acolyte conversion is starting to come together. Thoughts so far?
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>>86136136
Looks pretty far off from your original designs.

Don't get me wrong the fire is neat, but I preferred the stink lines.
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>>86130382
Really looks like he is packing on first glance lol
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>>86136136
I like the loincloth, I don't know if I like the fact that the cloth matches the kneepad colour
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>>86133415
Hey anon how big are their hands? Can I use them for primaris bits?
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>>86132558
depends on how you like it to look, I like that powdery effect, but yeah some do wet it, by wet I mean touching it on a damp sponge not touching it to water
Practice on some sprues
Dry brushing is extremely under rated these days there is a jap lady on yt that does a bunch on minis and it’s a very high standard, check ninjons dry brushed plague marine vid too, don’t like the guy but that is as good demo of drybrushing done well
Also obv artis opus
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First time casting is going well, duplicating these necromunda bases, gonna use them on the new Breacher kill team, which I will also be duplicating.
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>>86136822
dumb dumb forgot picture
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Im calling it on the model, deciding on the base
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>>86132558
If you're drybrushing, do NOT use water. A bit of moisture from a paper towel can be fine, but too much and all you'll be doing is smearing paint around. Maybe thin down the paint a little bit with water, and then go for the drybrush if it's too dry.
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>>86136829
Those look great. the bits of miscast adds a nice crumbliness texture, but I'd try to clean up the in between the vents a bit.
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>>86136829
These have turned out pretty good, just looks like some slight cleanup on the side
>>86136842
I think the eye would be better if it wasn't the same colour as the armour
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>>86136883
I was initially thinking green but I thought the lens would be too close for it to not stand out.
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>>86136136
Looks good anon.
The mix between purple and blue, with the black and gold is a little jarring, but it can work.
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Is the modern warhammer player retarded? Slapchop is trending still and its an actual nothingburger. The whole method is: use contrast paints like they were intended, its so fast!

Ive never really believed in the whole bugman thing but its getting difficult to be in the same hobby as these lobotomized droolmongs

Thanks for coming to my ted talk, and until next time, remember

to

slay the gray
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>>86137762
by modern, you just mean warhammer player in general. this is why games workshop put out those rules forcing people to play with painted armies. And got tons of backlash for it. because so many people spend thousands of dollars on unpainted plastic that they poorly put together and slap around, and say painting is dumb and stupid. wargamers fucking suck.
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>>86137808
Playing warhammer with painted models is still unforgivable

> broken and unenjoyable rules after decades in the game
> ugly models: yeah its an elf inspired faction but they all have snakes coming out their ears and speak only with hissing sounds. They have been around forever and the reason they werent in the lore until now is because they all were hiding in a big pumpkin. Yeah, I just spent 300£ on the new sneykaelvs, its the faction i always dreamed of (same guy bought into pissduarfs 4 months ago)
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>these imaginary people are hobbying wrong
jesus christ don't you have anything else to worry about? like anything at all?
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>>86137883
>Goes on a forum for discussing hobby to seethe over people discussing hobby
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>>86137762
Everyone calling "using contrast paint" "slapchop technique" is a retard by definition.
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>>86137762
Well there's the zenithal drybrush step too.
Any guide to get the most out of contrast beats people trying to used them as they would base paints and then chimping out cause contrast do contrast stuff.
A guide to when NOT to use contrasts would be great too, or hell miced use.
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>>86137762
>"slapchop!!"
Confirmed fucking smoothbrained retards. Saw a ninjon "slapchop" clickbait vod in my feed yesterday and won't watch on principle.
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>>86138157
>my feed
You basic AF
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>so much unpainted shit
>constantly bouncing through projects
>paint one or two minis, and then dont feel like painting the rest in the squad
switching things up in a few days once my new primer comes in, and going to try a new technique, and hope I can stick with it. I have pretty much no free space on my painting desk now.
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I don't wanna go through the trouble of getting power tools to cut MDF, thoughts on using cardboard as terrain bases? I read you can solve the issue of them being easily fold-able by just gluing 2 together facing different directions from each other.
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>>86138536
what's your new technique bc im on the same boat ;_;
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>>86138288
Watch 2 videos on painting minis and your feed is going to be bombarded with söy and tranny painters.
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>>86138536
I'm in the opposite boat. I only have 10 more minis left to paint and now I'm deciding whether to make terrain and work on my board, or to buy more plastic crack
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>>86138553
Try chipboard
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>>86138570
whats the easiest way to cut this stuff?
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>>86138558
yea I keep bouncing between shit constantly. I dont have an airbrush. I'm going to try the richard gray speedpaint+a bit of craftworld studios and marco frisoni. purple prime, basecoats quickly (using stippling with a domed drybrush if the main part is armor or texture), a few oil colors for shading, and then highlight.

sounds complicated and stupid. but I keep feeling like I'm 90% there.
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>tfw using Enamel Panel Liner + Gloss Varnish has been making my panel lining go a million times smoother and things are actually working in my favor for once.
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Doing a rough and dirty test scheme for a new army. Wanting to do black, white, and mageneta/pink as the main colors. Not sure if it is too Ulthwe or not, or if it needs something else. Kind of want to keep it relatively simple, since I have a bunch to paint.
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>>86138603
Maybe try Pink on the shoulder pads? That would make it clear its not Ulthwe.
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>>86138582
A knife works fine
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I assume this a good place to ask this.
I'm not a warhammer player, and rather enjoy building models like WW2 tanks.

If i were to buy and build a Warhammer 40k tank kit, which would you recommend, based on the kit itself? Some look very basic (Rhino for example). But the bigger ones like Kratos or Baneblade look quite nice.
Are they fun to build?
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>>86138593
Could have just used oil washes, anon.
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>>86134579
Army Painter Warpaints are fine, but they seem to warehouse them in large batches for long periods of time, which leads to the paint separating in the bottle, which will take some finessing to get it back into a useful condition, see Luke's video here:
https://youtu.be/xWzLRD1Cetc
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What do you need to be successful on Instagram, WIP?
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>shills have found the thread
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>>86139143
a) paint really well
b) be a woman and collect follows from simps
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>>86137762
Why do you care?
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>>86139233
The retard should fear the sigma.
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>>86139143
>successful on Instagram
is there any money in instagram? I thought it is just a photo album.
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>>86139143
Get your girlfriend to pose with your models and pretend she's the one painting them. Good luck.
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>>86139262
which is which? it's becoming incredibly hard to tell.
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>>86139420
Then I have bad news for you.
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>>86139378
there is, if you link your onlyfans and paypal donation button there.
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So GSW just released a set of bits boxes, and they look really neat but I don't want to give GSW money if I don't have to. Google isn't showing much, does anyone know of other brands that do something similar?
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>>86139807
Its literally just a box for screws.
These come in all sizes, with or without screws/nuts etc.
Check your local dollarstore, DIY-store or amazon/ebay/aliexpress.

I doubt GSW offers those at better prices.
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>>86139807
did you grow up without a dad or something
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>>86139807
Search plastic jewelry boxes, tackle/lure boxes and hardware boxes on amazon. You can also try organizer.
Do not give greenstuff world money for reselling shit at twice the price. Amazon is selling 2 of those for the price of 1 from GSW.
I have a ton of these, one is particularly deep and I can keep rhinos in it, and armless carnifexes (I had to clip and glue some of the dividers, but it was worth. Use rubber cement or epoxy: super glue won't hold.)
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>>86139807
These are called fishing tackle boxes or perhaps organizer bins. I recommend the plano 3700 waterproof. I like these because they are super ridged and do a quite good job at keeping bits from traveling form compartment to compartment if the box gets inverted. The only one better that I have tried was sadly discontinued by home depot.
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>>86138603
Is it bad if its too Ulthwe? I like it the way it is.
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>>86137762
If people pull a Christopher Columbus style discovery on underpainting and call it slapchop, who cares so long as they get models painted?
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This whole talk about brushes actually made me buy synthetic sable imitations (producer page says "mixed" but whatever), along with some others as test. I hope that at least THESE are good because owning tons of brushes makes me feel silly.

Then again, I had chance to talk with girl at art store so...
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>>86140127
>because owning tons of brushes makes me feel silly.
then you clearly are not painting enough
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>>86139824
I've been scouring all the local hardware stores for stuff like that, there's some OK options but nothing with the density of sections that I'm looking for.

>>86139973
Honestly, I'm trying to avoid Amazon as well. I'd rather buy from a physical store (and sadly, the local bead store is closed outside of appointment and per the website doesn't seem to have organizers in stock anyways). Might have to bite the bullet and feed Bezos more dosh.

>>86140044
Thanks for the recommendation, I'll look into that one.
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Hit it with some fuckin model magic last night. Hope it cleans up nice. Also put some blue in the face but I'm thinking of redoing the skin entirely.
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>>86138948
personally i find vehicles to be the least fun models to build. i think that because the pieces for the chassis are usually somewhat long and thin, they get slightly warped more easily and the result is that when its all done the seams arent flush, edges and corners are uneven, etc. Filling in caps with milliput is basically required if you want everything looking nice and neat. I was surprised to find that this problem occurred even with new plastic tanks like the deimos rhino.

i like building infantry the most, followed by walkers like dreadnoughts and such. vehicles are a chore for me.
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>>86140151
Maybe but as you see here, I have tons of brushes already, most of them never tasted paint yet. Whole left cup is full of them, right cup contains those that already were in use at least once.
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>>86140288
sorry that turned into me grumbling about how i dont like building vehicles. If you *really* wanted to build a 40k tank I would recommend one of the new horus heresy vehicle kits, but one of the smaller ones like the sicaran or the deimos pattern predator. They still have the issues I mentioned but they're still better than many of the older tanks in the 40k range. The Deimos Rhino/Predator is much better than the old rhino/predator, for instance. If you just want to build one just to have a 40k tank then I am inclined to recommend the Deimos Predator. Something like the Kratos is going to be more work because of its size and the more complicated chassis.
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>>86140127
100% she is fingering herself tonight thinking about you
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>>86140415
This is not funny.
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>>86132374
Hoenstly I like that better than the gemstone painting method because they still look like gems close up. When you look at painted gems close up you realize the illusion. Same reason I don't like NMM even though it looks really good when done well. I guess on tabletop it doesn't matter but then why not choose the easy method.
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>>86140367
>>86140288
Thanks, i'll check the deimos vehicles.
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>>86120368
more variation in the bone it's all flat
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make a new thread or else
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>>86112799
I havent really painted in the last 5 years and my brush control has gone to shit. Not very happy with how its turning out but happy enough to get it shifted off my desk.
Model is 3d a few different 3d prints, he's a sorcerer lord for a chaos dwarf army.
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I finished this guy an hour ago. How come they never look as good on camera as they do when I hold them in my hand?
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>>86140979
drill your barrel, my man
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>https://neolucida.com/
Would this be helpful in freehanding banners and vehicles and shit?
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>>86140288
Marine vehicles are a sad chapter, so many straight hard lines but so poor flush fitting.
Never seen a rhino that didn't have misaligned plating somewhere.
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>>86141150
I have. It's called sanding. If you had a show piece rhino, there's no reason to have misaligned anything. Problem is people don't want to get all 10 of their rhinos perfect.
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>>86138157
While I don't like him either, his video at least calls out people for acting like it's a new thing when it isn't
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>>86141142
Potentially. Could be you need to be too close with the prism on your model to work properly, and you obviusly need the design at least once in a bigger scale.
I'll tell you when I get mine.
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>>86140889
>umgi shieldbearers
Shameful!
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>>86140085
I suppose there isn't anything inherently wrong with it looking like another Craftworld. Probably won't change much, anyways, since getting the model to that point is super fast and easy, and that is what I want for the army scheme.

>>86138611
That might be a bit too gaudy, with the fluorescent pink I've been mixing in.
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>>86141933
>you obviusly need the design at least once in a bigger scale
That seems to be the easy part, just have it on your monitor in front of you, that way you can also resize it at will. I think you would also want some sort of vice to hold the model at a static position while you do the basic outline of whatever you're tracing.
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>>86141073
oh god no dont start this "one" again...
the plasma have a lil concave dip dish vs is a hole

>i do not drill my plasmaguns.
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>>86140889
That is way too weirdly coomer anon



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